Leading the world with their words: Welcoming the student led Journalism Club
- 8 February 2023
Here is The Oak Times’ ! The journalism club was established in December 2022, and since then, recruiting, allocating work, writing, editing, launching, and a variety of other activities have taken place. I, Chavi Agrawal, a student of IBDP and as the founder of this club am determined to make it a success and create a legacy. I am also the Club President, and Editor-in-Chief of The Oak Times. Let me take you through the club members. Every member of our team has a spark that drives us to tell stories that captivate audiences from all angles.
Sanvi Midha and Ashvath Bhardwaj, both in the grade VII, are the team’s youngest members. Sanvi Midha is an aspiring novelist who joined this club to showcase her writing skills and to do something recognizable for her school. The club ensures that she continues writing and improves her skills day-by-day. Ashvath Bhardwaj, while exploring the suitable career paths, joined the club to sharpen his writing skills and acquire experience working in a team. He states that he has become considerably more confident and articulate after joining this club. Our two young writers definitely have enormous potential.
Our editors, Anvi Agrawal and Chevonne Bansal, are both in grade 9. Anvi Agrawal, with an ambition to work in the medical field, joined the club to broaden her portfolio for placements into world’s top universities and to get involved in our school activities. She believes that since joining the club, she has experienced significant growth in her writing and teamwork skills, as well as an increase in her confidence. Chevonne Bansal, who is “still figuring out life,” joined the club to obtain journalism experience and to make school life more enjoyable. She has noticed a significant improvement in her time management abilities, and teamwork through this club. Siya Iyer, who is also in grade 9, wants to be an airspace engineer and joined the club to get more exposure and try out new things.
Next, we have two grade 10 students who, in addition to taking IGCSE exams, have found time in their busy schedules to make their voices heard. Sharanya Jain wishes to study medicine and joined the club to try something new and to broaden her horizons. It has so far helped her express herself better and become more confident in sharing her views. Bismanpreet Kaur, who wishes to pursue law, joined the club to discover her writer within, but after a month of work, she discovered much more, such as her passion for photography and videography.
Through this initiative, I am sure that not only many students will be able to hone their skills and get a rich experience at multiple fronts, but also the school will be proud and positioned as a dynamic institution.
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